Tags: community relations

July 2014

Jul 09, 2014

July 2014

Perfect Plant Entrances

Take the long term approach to community relations

Jul 01, 2014

Take the long term approach to community relations

A solid relationship between an aggregates operation and the community in which it operates often shares the same characteristics as a solid friendship. It may be based on shared interests. It may be based on common goals. It may be ...

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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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Show Off Your Plant Entrance

May 02, 2014

Show Off Your Plant Entrance

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. As part of community and neighbor relations, many aggregate producers have recognized that the entrance to their site may be the first, and possibly only, impression it makes ...

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Engagement is key in community relations

Apr 14, 2014

Engagement is key in community relations

Grove Stone and Sand Company, a Hedrick Industries operation in Black Mountain, North Carolina, holds a 2013 Star of Excellence and a 2013 Gold Award for Community Relations. Presented in March by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a webinar focused on drilling and blasting this week. Related: McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake Dubbed “Why Are My Neighbors Complaining About Blasting and What Can I Do ...

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22 operations receive NSSGA Gold Awards; 2 take home National Stars of Excellence

Jan 31, 2014

22 operations receive NSSGA Gold Awards; 2 take home National Stars of Excellence

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that 22 operations have won the association’s Gold Awards in Safety, Environmental and Community Relations. Two of those operations also received National Stars of Excellence, which is given to operations that ...

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Take Five: Looking Forward

Aug 01, 2013

As one of the industry’s great PR gurus retires, he talks about what works and highlights the industry’s next big challenge.   By John English   Q.) How has the industry changed over your career?   A.) From my perspective, it has changed tremendously. It might ...

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Building Good Will

Jun 01, 2013

Building Good Will

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   As economic and production challenges were top of mind for producers during recent years, many spent less time than normal focused on community relations. While nearly 70 percent of producers tell us community relations is not a ...

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Five Tips for Good Strategies

Jun 01, 2013

Five Tips for Good Strategies

  When done properly, community relations can weave your operation into the fabric of the community.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com     When it comes to implementing a successful community relations strategy, there are several factors that should be considered. According to Keith Severson, ...

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Three operations recognized for exceptional performance

Mar 19, 2013

Three aggregate sites received the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) highest operational honor — the Star of Excellence Award. To receive the award, a site must have received at least two of the association’s top awards for community ...

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AGG1 Updates

Mar 01, 2013

AGG1 Updates

AGG1 is coming soon! Our March issue will include in-depth coverage to help you navigate your way around the show. During the weeks leading up to the show, we are featuring AGG1 Updates in our Monday e-newsletters to highlight some of ...

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